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Every Woman's Battle

When Selah Freedom approached PURE Sarasota about creating a choreography that grappled with the trials faced by victims of sex trafficking, how could we say no? More than 10 dancers collaborated to create this piece that was inspired by stories about two of Selah's residents. The dance was performed in February 2015 for Selah Freedom's volunteer recognition event. It tells a story of transition from victim to survivor, shows the importance of individuals who work to educate the community and ends with a celebration of survivors.

A huge thank you to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota and Dance, Etc. in Englewood for providing rehearsal space as well as the many others who volunteered their time and talents to this incredible project.

  • Misha Nell, Dance Facilitator & Dancer
  • Rebecca Porzig, Project Co-Facilitator & Dancer
  • Amanda LaForge, Project Co-Facilitator & Dancer
  • Rew Tippin, Sound Designer
  • Brian Nell, Videographer
  • April Barnwell, Dancer
  • Kim Beery, Dancer
  • Laura Cullumbine, Dancer
  • Sandra Godwin, Dancer
  • Tabitha Hobbs-Rossback, Dancer
  • Linda Howe, Dancer
  • Michelle Leahy, Dancer
  • Alyssa Mandel, Dancer
  • Deb Serbousek, Dancer

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February 27, 2015 ~ After four months of learning about human trafficking, experimenting with theatre and dance exercises, developing choreography and drilling the final product, our performance for Selah Freedom's volunteer event is complete. And it was a great success!

Selah Freedom is an inspiring organization working every day to change women's lives and awaken our community to the modern day slavery happening right here in our city. To learn more about them, visit SelahFreedom.com.